Saunders’ Buttoned-up Fall – Recent recipient of the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund prize, Jonathan Saunders, created a ladylike vision with his fall 2012 collection. Opening the show with stiff, high collars and equestrian inspired pieces, it was clear that the upcoming season was one of elegance. Saunders played with colors and textiles, juxtaposing sharp cerulean with emerald-green and sheer with sheen materials. The austere silhouettes were softened by bold patterns which came in the form of enlarged florals, grid-like stripes and triangular shapes. For beauty, the models wore a bright red lip and slicked back hair to reflect the sophisticated nature of the collection.
Farhi’s London Woman – For fall 2012, Nicole Farhi chose to make clothes for the modern woman with a moody outing of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and elegant dresses. A far cry from last season’s pastel hues–autumn was all about sleek, streamlined silhouettes in shades of dark emerald, black, ivory and bronze. The heavy outerwear was paired with thin belts around the waist, charcoal stockings and leather gloves. Farhi embellished the strong shapes with glittering sequins and paillettes, bringing a glamorous edge to the structured shapes.
House of Holland’s Electric Fall – For fall 2012, House of Holland’s Henry Holland sent out an array of colorful patterns in primary colors. Whether an enlarged houndstooth print or zig zag stripes, the upbeat collection oozed youth with playful ruffles, flared pants and metallic accents. The flirty silhouettes were matched with patterned stockings or socks and chunky, platform heels. For beauty, models walked down the runway with bright red lips and messy ponytails reflecting the carefree spirit of autumn.
Sui’s Delightful Fall – Anna Sui continued to reign as one of New York Fashion Week’s most whimsical designers with her fall 2012 collection featuring playful prints, youthful shapes and owl caps. Overlooking the more quirky elements, however, the showing also delivered solid fashion featuring divine color and fabric combinations ranging from fuchsia silks to olive-green velvets. Light layers with a hint of 60′s flavor dominated the runway with large kaftans, tweed skirts and faux fur coats.
The Mad Hatter – For fall 2012, Marc Jacobs teamed up with milliner Stephen Jones to help envision his latest collection filled with oversize and floppy hats that could easily belong to Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter. Playing with the fairytale theme, Jacobs offered a fantastical play on proportions in the form of bulky skirts and jackets layered expertly for the autumn season. The color palette was steeped in moody hues with accents of gold, powder pink and lilac. Patterns ranged from paisley to floral which broke up the heavy silhouettes with levity. The show ended on a more subdued note, featuring a few pared down ensembles that lengthened in hemlines and flattened in shape.
Posen’s Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Zac Posen transformed his signature evening wear looks into something a bit more Eastern inspired with models wearing high chignons and novel prints. Dramatic fishtail and mermaid silhouettes dominated the runway detailed with kimono-like belts. Shoulders held a strong shape, showcasing big, powerful folds of origami influence. Styled in bright red lips, look-at-me jewelry and fur coats; the Posen woman is certainly someone who will make an entrance for autumn.
Designer Woman – How do you power dress for the new millennium? The latest issue of The Block appears to have the answer with Nagi Sakai’s story of casual business attire donned by Daiane Conterato. Outfitted by Jennifer Patryn, Daiane models a wardrobe of pencil skirts, patterned tops and oversize accessories. Hair by Tuan Anh Tran, Makeup by Munemi Imai
Daiane Conterato is a elegant beauty in sweeping gowns for the December issue of Elle Brazil. Photographed by Bob Wolfenson and styled by Susana Barbosa, Daiane wows in seven dramatic looks for the stunning black and white series.
When it comes to couture, the first images that usually come to mind are over the top glam and decadence, but for Zoo’s latest issue, the German publication goes in a more intimate direction with the help of photographer Laetitia Negre. Starring cover girl Daiane Conterato styled by Lotta Aspenberg, Haute Couture looks from the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ellie Saab and Valentino take center stage in the solitary settings of vacant rooms and open courtyards in the nontraditional spread.
Zoo Magazine puts its own twist on fall Haute Couture with their autumn cover featuring Daiane Conterato. Photographed by Laetitia Negre and styled by Lotta Aspenberg, the Brazilian model graces the cover in an Atelier Versace gown paired with Julius arm pieces and a Fleet Ilya belt.